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  1. Chelsea commute is about to get a lot betterRead the original story

    4 hrs ago |

    On a recent test run of the Silver Line's newest route, MBTA general manager Luis Ramirez looks out the window at a collection of modern buildings by the Box District station. Indeed.


  2. Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press/File Thousands of dockless bikes headed for Boston's suburbsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 13 |

    The Metropolitan Area Planning Council on Friday announced a new regional bike-share system, separate from the Hubway rental network, that will bring thousands of bikes to 15 Boston suburbs. Two companies, LimeBike and Spin, will operate the new system.


  3. Marathon memorials won't be done in time for Monday's race, but they're in the worksRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 11 |

    But in the coming months, a fusion of granite, bronze, and glass will take shape there, memorials to mark the location where two bombs detonated near the finish line of the Boston Marathon five years ago. City officials had pledged last year that the markers of the violence, which killed three people and injured more than 260, would be unveiled this month.


  4. 4 people arrested for breaking into East Boston apartmentRead the original story

    Friday Apr 6 |

    Four people were arrested on charges of breaking and entering Thursday morning after officers allegedly caught them trespassing in an East Boston apartment building, police said. Marlon Lopez-Cabrera, 29, of Chelsea, Miguel Carrasquillo, 20, of Boston, Brian Cornejo, 21, of Lynn, and a 17-year-old girl from East Boston were taken into custody at the 312 Chelsea St. residence, according to a statement from Boston police.


  5. Ayanna Pressley staffs up in race against Michael CapuanoRead the original story

    Monday Apr 2 |

    A former top aide to Deval Patrick has signed on with the campaign of Ayanna Pressley, the Boston city councilor aiming to unseat an incumbent congressman. Alex Goldstein, who was the campaign press secretary for Patrick during his 2010 gubernatorial campaign and subsequently served in the then-governor's communications shop, will advise Pressley on strategic communications in her Democratic primary race against Representative Michael E. Capuano.


  6. With new services and big plans, MBTA buses are getting some loveRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 1 |

    Passengers on a Route 111 bus passed through Bellingham Square in Chelsea. The city will soon be served by a new branch of the Silver Line that will run on dedicated bus lanes.


  7. After not calling a snow day, Cambridge superintendent explains himselfRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2018 |

    Typically, that wouldn't be news, but on a day that saw a bevy of Massachusetts school districts , including the one right across the river in Boston, declare a snow day, the district's superintendent apparently felt the need to explain himself. In a statement posted to the district's website Thursday, Kenneth N. Salim acknowledged the district received a "number of messages questioning whether we made the right call."


  8. Night Shift sour brews get cannedRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2018 |

    While preparing to host last year's We're Funk'd festival, Night Shift Brewing cofounder Michael Oxton opened up about his company's early forays into sour brews. "It was definitely a select group of people," Oxton said of fans of those 2014 releases.


  9. Somerville man held without bail for allegedly murdering - innocent' 15-year-old Chelsea boyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2018 |

    Juan Carlos Matos Figueroa is arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court, in front of Assistant Clerk Magistrate Rebeca Figueroa, for the first-degree murder of 15-year-old Jimmy Vasquez. A Somerville man fired a Glock handgun into a crowd of six youths on a Chelsea street last year, killing a 15-year-old boy and wounding his friend, a prosecutor said Monday.


  10. Somerville man charged with murder of Chelsea teenRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2018 |

    A Somerville man has been charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a Chelsea teen last year, according to the Suffolk district attorney. A Suffolk County grand jury returned indictments Friday charging Juan Carlos Matos Figueroa, 21, with first-degree murder in the death of 15-year-old Jimmy Vasquez, according to a statement from the Suffolk district attorney's office.


  11. Authorities release images in effort to identify decapitated woman found in Chelsea in 2000Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2018 |

    Police are still working to identify a decapitated woman who was found dead in Chelsea nearly 18 years ago. On Monday, authorities released two new facial reconstruction images of what she would have looked like when she was alive.


  12. Malden man shot in the leg in ChelseaRead the original story

    Feb 23, 2018 |

    The man was taken to CHA Everett Hospital with a wound to his left ankle, Police Chief Brian Kyes posted on Twitter. He is expected to survive.


  13. Top cannabis regulator: Massachusetts should consider government-run bank for pot companiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2018 |

    Massachusetts should consider creating a state-run bank to serve recreational marijuana companies, the state's top cannabis official suggested Wednesday, warning that an all-cash industry would create security risks and regulatory headaches. With recreational pot sales scheduled to begin in July, Cannabis Control Commission chairman Steve Hoffman said no local banks or credit unions have committed to providing financial services to recreational marijuana shops and other licensed cannabis operations, wary they will run afoul of federal restrictions.


  14. Jury weighs fate of four MS-13 membersRead the original story

    Feb 20, 2018 |

    A federal jury in Boston began deliberating Tuesday whether four MS-13 gang members were part of a conspiracy to advance the group's murderous goals or just braggarts who talked a big game. The contrasting portrayals came during closing arguments in the three-week racketeering trial of members of the "Eastside Loco" clique, a subgroup of the notorious international gang.


  15. Suffolk DA Dan Conley won't seek reelectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2018 |

    Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley will not seek reelection in November, vacating the high-profile job he's held since 2002. An official close to Conley confirmed he was informing his senior leadership team of his decision Tuesday afternoon.


  16. In moving essay, doctor urges colleagues to embrace the patients they fearRead the original story

    Feb 18, 2018 |

    The grandmother, tears in her eyes, had to look away as she whispered to her doctor what had happened. She had come across some oxycodone pills and relapsed into opioid use, decades after entering recovery.


  17. John Cetrino for The Boston Globe Firefighters battle massive blaze in RevereRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2018 |

    Firefighters from a half-dozen cities battled a fast-moving blaze that destroyed the landmark Sozio appliance and furniture store on Route 60 late Saturday afternoon. Speaking to reporters about 7 p.m., Revere Deputy Fire Chief Glen Rich said crews arrived on the scene about 4:30 p.m. and found smoke and flames inside the one-story building, located on the highway also known as Squire Road.


  18. Brush fire near body in Chelsea may have been accidentalRead the original story

    Feb 16, 2018 |

    Investigators believe the Chelsea brush fire that led to the discovery of a man's badly burned body Thursday may have been an accident, prosecutors said. Rescuers found the man about 6:40 p.m. at the scene of a fire near Route 16 and Webster Avenue.


  19. Man's body found at scene of Chelsea brush fireRead the original story

    Feb 15, 2018 |

    A man's body was found at the scene of an apparent brush fire in Chelsea Thursday evening, officials said. The Chelsea fire department and State Police responded to the fire between Route 1 and Route 16 by Webster Avenue around 6:45 p.m., the Suffolk district attorney's office said in a statement to the Globe.


  20. Setti Warren endorses Ayanna Pressley for CongressRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2018 |

    Setti Warren, a former Newton mayor who is running for governor, has endorsed Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley in her bid to unseat US Representative Michael E. Capuano. "Her inspiring life story, her intellect and her commitment to standing up for people who need the most help even when the stakes are high are exactly the kind of qualities we need in Washington, D.C.," he said.


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